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If you've ever tried to get your head around how the IRB Rugby World Rankings work, this might help.
Based on this detailed explanation on the IRB website, the following program emulates the method used
for calculating rating points exchange; the basis of the official ranking system.  The same algorithm is
used for building pick & go's relative ranking matrix and the Super Rugby rankings.

Rating Points Exchange Calculator


1) Enter the current IRB rating of the

team here:

and the

team here:

(for example...     WAL76.92SCO76.36)

2) Is the match being played at a Neutral venue (where neither side has Home Advantage)?

3) Is this match part of a Rugby World Cup tournament?

4) Click

AUS (on 84.53 points) at home -vs- WAL (on 80.70 points)
Possible OutcomeRating Point
Will WAL
overtake AUS?
If AUS win by 1-15 points0.31784.8580.38No
If AUS win by more than 150.47685.0180.22No
If result is a draw0.68383.8581.38No
If WAL win by 1-15 points1.68382.8582.38No
If WAL win by more than 152.52482.0183.22Yes
Rankings from IRB website as at 27 October

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